New Survey Shows TV Audiences Are Growing Increasingly Tired Of Politicized Sports And Entertainment Programming 3/26/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A new survey from McLaughlin & Associates and the Media Research Center shows that TV audiences are growing tired of liberal politics being injected into sports and entertainment programming.

According to the survey of 1,000 likely voters, 75 percent agree with the statement:

"When I watch live sports or entertainment shows on television I am trying to get away from politics and do not want to be bombarded with partisan political messages."

44 percent said they are less likely to watch live sports and entertainment shows because they have become too political.

The top reason for not watching this year’s Oscars was that they were “tired of those shows being full of political statements.”  

From a business perspective it would make sense to ease up on the politics so you don’t alienate the audience, but they don’t about you watching. They’ve got their core liberal audience they’re appealing to and they don’t care if you watch or not. In fact, they’re expanding their political programming.

ESPN announced this week they’re planning a new “woke” morning show that will discuss sports and politics.  

TV can double down if they want to on liberal politics, but they’re gonna be broadcasting to a smaller and smaller audience, and when they have to lay people off due to bad ratings, I hope that the woke reporters at ESPN will be cool with taking one for the liberal team when they lose their job.

I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Posted on March 23, 2018 .